Analysis Of Arthur Miller 's ' The Crucible '

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Crucible Character Essay - John Proctor #6

In Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” the protagonist is a man by the name of John Proctor. Proctor is a very complex character because he doesn 't have the cleanest history. He is a man in about his forties who had committed the sin of cheating on his wife with a young girl. This act of his gives a bad first impression to the reader. Proctor however does try to become a better man and do the right thing to save his wife 's life, which changes feelings about him as he is then seen as almost a savior. This controversial character faces many obstacles that go against him in trying to save his wife.

Early on in the story Proctor is challenged with letting a young naive girl, by the name of Abigail, that he is not in love with her. John tells her,” Abby, you’ll put it out if your mind. I 'll not be comin’ for you more.” Here he tries to tell her that there is no hope for them and to forget about him, but Abby can 't and it remains an obstacle for John’s marriage. Another incident that gives more problems to John is the enemy he created in Mr. Paris. He talks to Mr. Paris about him being greedy because he wants the deed to the house given to him because he is the reverend and feels if people find out witchcraft happened under his roof then they would overthrow him. So for insurance Paris request for the deed and John finds this very greedy and creates an enemy in Reverend Parris. John Proctor’s goal is to save his wife from…
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